Friday, October 2, 2015

Shaker 50th Birthday (or anniversary)

Here's a fun birthday or anniversary shaker card. It uses the fuse tool and scrapbook pocket pages to make the insert. It's so clean and simple and a great way to make shaker cards!!  A little knotted ribbon above the flower and some ribbon strips below the flower finishes off the look. I popped up the petite polka dot layer to give a little dimension to the card and to give the shaker pocket room to shake. :)

Here's a close-up. Doesn't the petite hexagon cardstock in sky give just a subtle "texture" to the numbers? And, check out the shaker material - it's little bits of crepe paper and because there's no adhesive in the shaker, the little scraps just move around freely and happily inside their sealed pocket. :)
Here's the inside. It's the string from one of the birthday balloon stamps. It looks great vertically or horizontally!

All supplies, including the fabulous fuse tool and scrapbook pocket pages, are available in my webstore:

Have a wonderfully creative day!!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Perk Up! Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Here's more fun for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I played around with Open If You Dare and Flaky Friends. I can't get enough of those holiday stamp sets!!

 I guess I'm thinking of hunkering down for winter and had ideas for winter stamp sets but in Kansas, we get a little of every season in the Fall so it all works, right? :)

This Halloween card is truly a fall creation and the skeleton hands from Open If You Dare are just AWESOME! The matching die makes them so easy to cut out and make different fabulous creations with them. I've paired the spooky hand with the perk up coffee cup die set. What could be better than a hand reaching out of the ground to share a cup of joe. :)

The grass die makes awesome drippy goop and I just love the berry coffee cup on the lime green background, don't you? And, the melon petite hexagon and the bats with their flappy wings finishes off the look nicely, don't you think?

And, here's another winter-y (fall-esque) creation with flaky friends and the perk up coffee cup die set again. ;)

Aren't the snowflake sequins an awesome finishing touch?! I love the petite pinstripe for the coffee cup base and again, the matching die set for flaky friends makes for super easy cutting rather than fussy cutting the image. A little onyx and white bakers twine finishes off the look. Oh and I've got the snowman boots popped up to add a little dimension to the cute little snowman.

Thanks for popping by and I hope you'll hop along with us. There are some absolutely AMAZING creations in this hop. I'm always so inspired! And, always crave a big cup of coffee too. *wink*

All supplies for my cards can be found in my A Muse Studio webstore:

Have a wonderfully creative day!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Coffee Is Always A Good Idea! Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!

I'm back!! So sorry to be away for so long. I just bought my first home so have been moving and settling in and still working too. I finally found a box of stamps so could play in one of my favorite blog hops!!
It's time for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Here's my first entry. This is such a fun hop with entries from all over the world and so many creative coffee ideas.

My card features the a muse studio Festive Girlfriend stamp set. Isn't she adorable? I paper-pieced the dress, boots and scarf after copic coloring the skin and hair. I covered up the Christmas tree with the Need to Venti coffee cup and did bit of paper-piecing on that too. Some landscape dies, merry die, gold washi and the new gold-edged organdy ribbon finish off the card. What do you think?

Hope you'll hop along with us!